What does the word townsman mean?

Usage examples for townsman

  1. One day, as he was playing at the monastery where he was in retirement, the wind blew aside a curtain just as a fellow townsman was passing. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  2. Suddenly there drew up at his door a man of piteous appearance, with brown hair and beard, dressed like a ragged townsman, and carrying a great staff in his hand. – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster